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Whistle Stop

Posted by martinteller on November 27, 2011

A beautiful gal returns to her small town and has to choose between the local big shot and an old flame loser.  I’ve been a little down in the dumps today (not the best time to watch noir) so you’ll have to forgive me if I don’t feel like writing much.  The film is a little on the dull side, but has a gentle, poetic mood to it that reminded me of Borzage, a sort of lush but doomed romanticism.  Gardner, Raft and McLaglen are all pretty good, Conway perhaps a little too obviously slimy.  I feel like this is on the borderline between “Fair” and “Good” but I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt since I’m feeling blue.  Rating: Good


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